09-22-2012, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by marshallsea
Sorry about the other post, I'm having comp problems also. I'll have to manually type the diag sheet here. Tank size is 20g. Current temp is 78f. Ammonia-0, Nitrites-0, Nitrates-10ppm, ph-7.5 as tested with API liquid. It is freshwater and has been running for over 5 months. Inhabitants are- 2 adult platy, 2- adolescent platy, 7-small fry, 1- adolescent swordtail, 1- small bristlenose pleco and a growing snail population. No quarantine. Live plants- arachnis, anubias, wisteria, and several plant bunches I can't name. Fake gravel and real driftwood. 2 HOB filters- Top Fin 20 stuffed with media sponge, Aqua Tech5-15 stuffed with media sponge. 5100K daylight lighting on for 12 hours a day. Tap water changed 25% once a week. Gravel top vacuumed once a week. Gravel lightly deep vacuumed one a month. Fed NLS 2x daily, NLS algea wafer once a night. Green vegs 2x a week. Trouble signs- All was good for months until I added new plants from Petco and a pleco from a local store in the same day. The next day fish started glancing. The day after 1 platy became lethargic and stayed on bottom. The next morning she was dead floating with a white worm hanging from her gills.The next day another platy stayed on the bottom so I scooped her and put her in the freezer. I thawed her out and saw a white worm in her gills. The rest of the fish were glancing . At this point I'm sure they're all doomed. I increased the temp to 88-89f for 16 days. They still glanced so for the last 6 days of heat treatment I applied API Quick Cure. It's now a week past all of this and I still have some light glancing but otherwise normal behavior. Any ideas?P.S.- 2 days after buying plants at Petco they had blocked off 3/4 of their tanks for observation, saying they had ICH.
I should clarify that my question is what could be causing the glancing? I know it's not the water and if it was ICH my two treatments should have killed it.